The different ministries of St. Mark's Episcopal Church will be highlighted at a Ministry Fair at 9:10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, in the parish hall at 140 N. Oakdale Ave. The fair will occur between the two Sunday worship services at 8 and 10 a.m. An all-parish barbecue will be held at 11:15 a.m.
A weekly Bible study will begin at 9:45 a.m. Mondays starting Sept. 9. Rev. Tom Murphy will lead the group on the book of Ephesians.
A book group meets at 6 p.m. Wednesdays to study a religious book.
Call 541-773-3111 or see www.stmarks-medford.org.
Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hold a service on "The Gathering of Waters" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at 87 Fourth St., Ashland. Attendees will participate in the service by blending water representing summer experiences and shared connections. Child care is provided.
Following the service, a luncheon will be held featuring chicken, burgers, vegetables and ice cream. Call 541-482-4755.
Rev. Joy-Anne Fournier will give a sermon on "Asking and Maximizing" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3581 Lear Way. A children's program will be presented during the service.
An ongoing study group will continue its discussion of "Conversations with God, Book One" by Neale Donald Walsch from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Books are shared. Call 541-734-8581.
Medford Unitarian Universalist will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Masonic Center, 975 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. The program will be "Meet Grandma Aggie," a presentation by Agnes Baker Pilgrim, a descendant of tribal leaders and honored as a "Living Treasure" by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz. Call 541-899-1026.
Temple Emek Shalom will hold Kol Nidre services at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at 1800 E. Main St.
Yom Kippur services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, with services for children ages 3 to 7 at 10 a.m., and services for children ages 8 to 12 at 11 a.m. Childcare for younger children will be available.
Contemplative music and meditation will be offered at 3 p.m. Saturday, a Yizkor service will follow at 4 p.m., a Mincha and musical healing service will be held at 5 p.m. A Neilah concluding service will begin at 6:30 p.m. See www.emekshalom.org.
Peaceful Refuge Sangha will hold "A Day of Mindfulness" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way. Kharmacharya Barbara Casey will lead a teaching titled "The Power of Gratitude: a Revolutionary Path to Transformation and Happiness."
Events will include meditation, teachings, outdoor walking, relaxation and a silent meal. Cost is a suggested donation of $25, and preregistration is encouraged. Email email@example.com or call 541-708-5170.
Rev. Rob Wheeler will give a lesson on "Your Inheritance" at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Christ Unity Church, 540 N. Holly St., Medford.
Silent unity prayer services are held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, and are followed by a metaphysical Bible discussion at 11:30 a.m. A sacred healing meditation will be held at noon Saturday, Sept. 14. Call 541-772-6902 or see www.unitymedford.org.